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Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-02-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,914
Posted By monkey
Try onthegomap.com. You can see mileage, percent...

Try onthegomap.com. You can see mileage, percent of grades,,, etc.... You need to toggle the elevation profile button on the bottom left of the map
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 10-02-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By monkey
I agree with Dutch above... To help get the lense...

I agree with Dutch above... To help get the lense off many times there is a small flat blade screw driver slot in the bottom of the lense. Insert the proper size flat blade and carefully twist. It...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-04-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 15,752
Posted By monkey
Our Cougar 5vr has 4400lb axles and loaded ready...

Our Cougar 5vr has 4400lb axles and loaded ready to roll weigh 3400lbs each. With that being said, I'm old school. I have removed and inspected, and hand packed the bearings on this 3 year old rv. I...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-04-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,468
Posted By monkey
The way I understand these things, is you need...

The way I understand these things, is you need metal valve stems for any of them. Correct? I had high pressure "rubber" valve stems installed when I got rid of the china bombs. They have a metal stem...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 03-03-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,277
Posted By monkey
Ok,, I'll take some heat for this, but so far we...

Ok,, I'll take some heat for this, but so far we like our Cougar "X LITE" 5vr.. Bought it new 3 years ago, and have had very few minimal problems. The axles are rated 1K lbs over our Loaded weight....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-28-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,766
Posted By monkey
If you can see the license plate, that should...

If you can see the license plate, that should tell you if its owned or being transported. Stay away from NW Arkansas for now. Ice, wrecks everywhere today, low of 5 not counting wind chill come this...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 02-22-2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 21,242
Posted By monkey
We had our first rv, a small class A , many years...

We had our first rv, a small class A , many years up until 3 years ago. It was a 1995, and being an old car guy I kept it looking better than a lot of new rigs. Only once did I have someone look out...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-23-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,153
Posted By monkey
Sure perfect level is best. I would never worry...

Sure perfect level is best. I would never worry about 7/8" off. Mine is a bit nose high, but it pulls great. No probs... Monkey
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-23-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,080
Posted By monkey
I agree. 5 degrees is pretty much nothing. As...

I agree. 5 degrees is pretty much nothing. As long as both that side tires are close to the same. Kuddo's to you for keeping an eye on things ! I do also. Every stop first thing is shoot the tires...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 01-23-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,382
Posted By monkey
We had a few warranty issues with our 2016...

We had a few warranty issues with our 2016 Cougar, (bought new) main one was a slide rubbing on a furnace grate. No biggy, all taken care of. We DID have a screw sticking down under that slide that...
Forum: Caterpillar Engine Forum 01-22-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,299
Posted By monkey
Not familiar with your Cat, but as "railtrailer"...

Not familiar with your Cat, but as "railtrailer" said, most diesels have a manual pump to prime the filter... My 15 Duramax does... Monkey
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-16-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 8,026
Posted By monkey
We might be getting off subject here a bit,,, but...

We might be getting off subject here a bit,,, but all the locking hubs do, be it manual or automatic, is lock each hub to its own axle, be it left or right. As said, the transfer case locks in the...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-12-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By monkey
So Far,,,, we have had good luck with Irish...

So Far,,,, we have had good luck with Irish Spring soap.. We cut it up in smaller pieces and put them in a sock or such so the smell comes out... We put them on top of the tires, in storage comp.....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-11-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,592
Posted By monkey
captjim, as said above, newer 5vrs mostly have a...

captjim, as said above, newer 5vrs mostly have a curved nose. We have No problems with a 6'4" bed Silverado and standard hitch. Plenty of clearance...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 01-04-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,111
Posted By monkey
I paid $2.37 for diesel yesterday in NW...

I paid $2.37 for diesel yesterday in NW AR...(real diesel) Not sure of gas, but its always cheaper...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-25-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,737
Posted By monkey
deal !!!!!! :):):)

deal !!!!!! :):):)
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-25-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,737
Posted By monkey
Thanks Wunder. Yes it was covered under warranty,...

Thanks Wunder. Yes it was covered under warranty, and I had a 2019 Silverado to drive while they fixed it.
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-24-2018, 09:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,737
Posted By monkey
I'm sorry... It was the DEF tank heater... built...

I'm sorry... It was the DEF tank heater... built into the tank... A known problem for GM trucks, but usually 35-50K miles. First yes I drive very short trips to work and back. Not good. But this has...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-24-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,388
Posted By monkey
When in doubt,,, slow down... Your truck is...

When in doubt,,, slow down... Your truck is good... You'll be fine. Just don't push things.... Monkey
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-22-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,218
Posted By monkey
I have always been a MOPAR guy,,, we looked Dodge...

I have always been a MOPAR guy,,, we looked Dodge trucks, but this Chevy had some things Dodge did not. As said before, most people post problems, not the thousands with no problems. That said, DEF...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-20-2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,737
Posted By monkey
Duramax to Gas ?

First I Love the power of a diesel,, BUT I just had my first problem with the DEF system with 22K miles. This is NOT a bash on the brand I own, our big work trucks have DEF problems all the time. (I...
Forum: Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12-16-2018, 09:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 10,728
Posted By monkey
Diesel is a obvious choice for power... However,,...

Diesel is a obvious choice for power... However,, if you are on the fence as far as weight,,, take this however.. Now days diesels have Many extra emmision things...(DEF and related systems) Much...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-09-2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,320
Posted By monkey
I used Eternabond tape to replace the skylight on...

I used Eternabond tape to replace the skylight on our older class A . Worked great ! No probs. As said ,, with anything, make sure the area is clean. AND make sure you have it where you want it...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 12-08-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,678
Posted By monkey
We don't have a bunk house model,, but don't...

We don't have a bunk house model,, but don't discount the "lite" series... We love our Cougar X Lite 5vr... Gross weight 10K,, actuall length 32'4" , pulled by our 2500 Silverado,, with a fixed...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 12-02-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,269
Posted By monkey
I agree with about $100 or so. I have looked to...

I agree with about $100 or so. I have looked to replace our door glass because you can not see out. No where near $1000 !!!!!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-23-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,993
Posted By monkey
IF the hitch is installed correct,, and IF the...

IF the hitch is installed correct,, and IF the trailer was hitched correct,,, then NO,,, the 5th wheel hitch will take the truck with it.....
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-23-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By monkey
I agree with above,,, what Keymastr said... Our...

I agree with above,,, what Keymastr said... Our first was a used class A , too small, but we learned some. (not enough) , now on our second rv. They always say buy your third rv first... Easier said...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-23-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By monkey
Depending on several factors with your truck,...

Depending on several factors with your truck, year, rear axle gear ratio, etc, I think you'll be fine with a gasser... Especially for shorter trips... No prob in my book. (but who reads my book) ??? ...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-23-2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,623
Posted By monkey
As far as recent GM trucks, the only difference...

As far as recent GM trucks, the only difference (as far as I can find) between a 3500 SRW and DRW is the two extra tires. Heck, my 2500 has the same frame, brakes, drive train as a 3500 except the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-23-2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By monkey
Can't speak on the Crusader, but so far after...

Can't speak on the Crusader, but so far after almost 3 years, we like our Cougar X Lite 5vr. No real problems, and several thousand miles. GVW is 10K . Loaded for us weighs a little over 9K . I did...
Forum: Just Conversation 11-22-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 991
Posted By monkey
Our fridge will open with slides in,,,, BUT you...

Our fridge will open with slides in,,,, BUT you (I) would have to climb over the island to get to it... Hey,,, our biggy was the bathroom,,, we are good there !!!!! HA !!!
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-19-2018, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By monkey
I also agree with the 6" bed to trailer...

I also agree with the 6" bed to trailer clearance. Our short bed 2500 Silverado has our 5vr just a bit high in front, but not bad. It pulls fine. Axle weights are 40 lbs more on rear, but that could...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-17-2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,652
Posted By monkey
If you plan on keeping it any more than a couple...

If you plan on keeping it any more than a couple few years,,, Cover it.... Some people trade/sell cars/rvs every couple years, so no biggy there... We tend to keep things....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-15-2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 542
Posted By monkey
First,,, Make SURE there is water in the hot...

First,,, Make SURE there is water in the hot water heater before lighting or turning on. Do this by running water (either from your tank with the pump or hooked to city water) through all spickets...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-12-2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,305
Posted By monkey
Nice job Phil !!!! Nice !!!!!! I LOVE to talk...

Nice job Phil !!!! Nice !!!!!! I LOVE to talk to other RV people, and will help out anytime I can..... Monkey
Forum: Just Conversation 11-11-2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By monkey
Thankyou Marines and All Veterans !!!!!

Thankyou Marines and All Veterans !!!!!
Forum: Just Conversation 11-11-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,054
Posted By monkey
Thankyou to all VETERANS.... Our Country would...

Thankyou to all VETERANS.... Our Country would not be here without you..... Monkey
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-10-2018, 05:59 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,628
Posted By monkey
States vary,,, basically weigh stations are for...

States vary,,, basically weigh stations are for Commercial vehicles only,,, not rv's.... Monkey
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-09-2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,286
Posted By monkey
We have a 2016 Cougar and I think they call it...

We have a 2016 Cougar and I think they call it "Max Turn"... We have a short bed Silverado, 6'4" and have never had an issue.... (fixed Patriot hitch) IF it comes close,,, pull up a few feet and...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-09-2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,037
Posted By monkey
Same here with our 2016 Cougar... 2 Grey, one for...

Same here with our 2016 Cougar... 2 Grey, one for bathroom (shower and sink) one for kitchen.. Other Black for bad stuff... I wrote with a sharpie on the outside above the valve handles so I...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-09-2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 432
Posted By monkey
I'm sure smarter people than me will come along...

I'm sure smarter people than me will come along here, but for me teflon tape would do if those leaks are coming from threaded joints....If you have a problem with that tape, it would not come in...
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-09-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,879
Posted By monkey
Just Another reason Illinois will NEVER see me or...

Just Another reason Illinois will NEVER see me or my money !!!! Too many stupid laws.... My opinion....
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-08-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,192
Posted By monkey
paper notes here... The smart phone is smarter...

paper notes here... The smart phone is smarter than me... Even a 5 minute trip to get food I have her wright me a note.... I'd Hate to get that wrong !!!!!
Forum: iRV2.com General Discussion 11-08-2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By monkey
That is an outdoor shower... Our Cougar X-Lite...

That is an outdoor shower... Our Cougar X-Lite has the same exact thing.....There should be a quick disconnect hose to use there... Monkey
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-06-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,410
Posted By monkey
We also have the Lippert jack system... In an...

We also have the Lippert jack system... In an emergency, there is a way to put a ratchet/socket on each jack to retract or extend.... So you can hook up and get home..... Monkey
Forum: Just Conversation 11-05-2018, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,395
Posted By monkey
When I quit or lose my job of over 20 years with...

When I quit or lose my job of over 20 years with a Very large corporation, my (our) health care ends right away....:sad:
Forum: Just Conversation 11-05-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,415
Posted By monkey
Although I am at an age I hate climbing ladders,...

Although I am at an age I hate climbing ladders, with slides I Always climb the rear ladder to sweep off stuff from the slides before pulling them in. It also gives me a minute or two to inspect the...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-04-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,345
Posted By monkey
No expert here, but I have heard it "could" ruin...

No expert here, but I have heard it "could" ruin your allow wheels... First thing I did with our brand new 5vr was replace the CHEAP 8 ply tires with a good 10 ply tire. Our choices were limited with...
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-04-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By monkey
Good post. Thats what I meant by putting blocks...

Good post. Thats what I meant by putting blocks under the landing gear/jacks. Keep them as short as possible. I made some out of 2x10 lumber, also some left over 6x6 blocks. Monkey
Forum: 5th Wheel Discussion 11-04-2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 790
Posted By monkey
I Love our B&W Patriot hitch. (not yours) Our 5vr...

I Love our B&W Patriot hitch. (not yours) Our 5vr also has the "max turn" radious nose cap, and with a 6'4" bed on our 2500 Chevy have not "so far" have had any issues. This includes a couple trips...
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